The other day I met an IT guy. He is a professional expert and he said, he’s boss appointed him to do the entire ERP setup from now on. Find the best solution and take care of the implementation.
In this particular case, it means, no one wants to manage this task, although it’s a must-have software, so let’s entrust the IT guy because he is the most talented person in this field. Apparently.
We might think it’s correct, right? But let’s dig a little bit deeper. What skills does a person to set up an ERP need?
1, clear vision of the future goals
2, see the present state of the firm
Nevertheless, the IT guy mostly knows well the IT related issues and sees the whole picture from an IT viewpoint. Which is absolutely right! But far from enough for a decent ERP set-up.
So unless we wanna’ have a very logical solution (which is unusable for us, consequently we use on our Excel tables instead), please do not let the IT guy manage the cumbersome procedure of an ERP set-up.
I recommend appointing someone who is aware of the 2 mentioned points above and who is inviting to the ERP interviews the proper persons just at the right time, including the IT expert. Later.